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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
It’s that time of year, when the trees are budding, the daffodils are in bloom and grass is beginning to turn green. But let’s be honest with ourselves. As if on cue, the weather here in Middle Tennes...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
Y’all have known me long enough to not be surprised that I keep a running tally of all the times I’ve inspired my children to tell me that I’ve ruined their lives. Those tally marks are my sunshine on...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
Making impulsive purchases has never been among my shortcomings. When it comes to big-ticket items, it’s not like I do a great deal of research. In fact, I lose interest rather quickly. But it will ge...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
In addition to the maxim I try to always observe, “Don’t believe everything you hear,” there is another that will usually stand me in good stead: There are two (if not more) sides to every story. I tr...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
I have to talk to y’all about men. I know, I know. Everybody’s talking about it and I’m late to the party, it’s old news. So what? I’ve already made it clear that I’m not a hipster who knows “what’s n...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
Although I am sure it has happened before, this is the first time I am aware of Ash Wednesday falling on Valentine’s Day, as will occur later this week. Those giving up alcohol for Lent, the 40-day pe...
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